Victor Oladipo is on the move, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reports (via Twitter) that he Rockets have agreed to send the two-time All-Star to the Hot.
According to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle (Twitter link), the Rockets are acquiring Avery bradley, Kelly Olynykand a 2022 draft pick trade. The picks trade involves first-rounder Tim MacMahon of ESPN tweets.
Houston will have the ability to trade its own 2022 first round or Brooklyn’s 2022 first round for the Miami team, MacMahon adds. another tweet.
Miami’s interest in the scoring point guard, an unrestricted free agent after the season, was well known, as was Oladipo’s interest in playing for the Heat.
The Heat now have a formidable 1-2 hit on wing points in Jimmy Butler and Oladipo in their bid to reach the NBA Finals for the second consecutive season. Miami also acquires the Bird rights from Oladipo, giving the Heat an added incentive to make this deal.
It seemed a foregone conclusion that Oladipo, who was acquired by Houston from Indiana earlier this season in the multi-team trade he sent James harden to the Nets, he would be re-negotiated when he turned down a two-year, $ 42.5MM extension offer from the Rockets last month.
He played 20 games for Houston, averaging 21.2 PPG, 5.0 APG and 4.8 RPG at 33.5 MPG.
Olynyk has a $ 12.6MM contract expiring and Bradley’s $ 5.9MM salary for the upcoming season includes a team option. Olynyk, who became expendable when Miami agreed to acquire Nemanja Bjelica For the Kings, he started 38 of 43 games this season for Miami, averaging 10.0 PPG and 6.1 RPG at 26.9 MPG.
Bradley, who was hired as a free agent last offseason, has only appeared in 10 games this season due to injuries.
After a busy day at the commercial market, Miami has two open positions on the list. The team will sign at least one player through the acquisition market, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press. tweets. LaMarcus Aldridge seems like a main goal for the Heat.
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